Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

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The Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, headed by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary W. Patrick Murphy deals with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. relations with the countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Press Conference With President Trump in Vietnam

Date: 02/28/2019 Description: President Trump and Secretary Pompeo Speak to the Press - State Dept Image

Feb. 28: President Trump and Secretary Pompeo participate in a press conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. Trip Page»

Secretary Pompeo's Travel

Date: 02/26/2019 Description: Secretary Pompeo shakes hands with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi. - State Dept ImageSecretary Pompeo traveled to Hanoi February 24-28, where he participated in the President’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and bilateral meetings with Vietnamese leaders. The Secretary then traveled to Manila February 28-March 1. Trip Page»

U.S. Efforts Towards D.P.R.K. Denuclearization

Special Representative for North Korea Biegun (Jan. 31): "President Trump and Chairman Kim have decided to pursue a top-down approach with a breadth of actions that – if successful – will fundamentally transform relations between our two countries." Full Text»